Blogs about Strength

3 Phases of Training

I don't usually link back to my website...I'd rather let my blogs do the talking right here but I have a video I wanted to show you all that illustrates the 3 phases of training that make up the OPT model (which is the template I use when training clients)  

Personal training at Lake City Fitness Center

I am now offering personal training at the Lake City Fitness Center. If you would like to learn all about bodyweight training, please get in touch! I can design a program for any experience level, from beginner to elite athlete. Even if you have a tight schedule, we can try to get in short but intense workouts that will still push you to your limit and burn off the calories!

Best bodyweight exercises for triceps

I have to agree with all of the points made in the below video, as well as the progression. The only exercise I'd add is bodyweight triceps extensions, which utilizes the same movement pattern, but with a deeper range of motion. I include a second video for this exercise.

Three Reasons Why You Should Focus on Strength Training This Year

Last year was the year of the diet. So was the previous year, and the year before that, and the year before that… Isn’t it time for a different kind of focus? It is not as if smarter eating is out of fashion. But it is only one part of the health equation. While it is true that you are what you eat, you are also what you do with what you eat.

Free PDF Books and Videos

I have been busy updating my free PDF books. Below are short URLs for easy sharing!

FREE Bodyweight training programs PDF Book

I have heavily updated the bodyweight workout program PDF, which is totally free! It now includes a remedial program. The books also includes strength training and bodybuilding programs for beginners, intermediate athletes, and advanced athletes. Training tactics are also detailed at the end.

Workout templates PDF

Free bodyweight only workouts, plus advice. http://tiny.cc/workoutpdf

Ditch the gym!

Want to get in great shape without having to buy any equipment? How about having fun learning cool new skills? Calisthenics classes are just what you need! The focus is purely on natural bodyweight-only movements - you are your own gym! There is no strict age limit - families are welcome and encouraged.

Free Calisthenics PDF Books

Welcome to the free Calisthenics PDF Books blog post.

Staying independent as we age exercise prescription

Dr. Wayne Westcott Ph.D. states that it is important to realize that muscles are the engines of our bodie . He explains that our muscles are where combustion occurs, where energy is released, where power is produced, and where movement originates.Muscles have long been recognized as key factors in physical performance and athletic achievement, however strength training has a much greater application by having a major influence on both our physical and mental health.